The Queen bans single-use plastic across Royal estate

Feb 14, 2018, 6:43 AM EST
(Source: Chatham House/flickr)
(Source: Chatham House/flickr)

In a gesture that’s certain to inspire million others in the U.K., Queen Elizabeth has banned single-use plastic bottles and straws across all the Royal estates, replacing them with china plates, glasses, recyclable paper cups and biodegradable packaging.

A spokesperson for the Buckingham Palace said that the Royal Household is taking a series of practical steps to cut down its environmental impact, writes Sky News.

At a conference in Washington D.C. in 2015, Prince Charles expressed serious concern over the accumulation of plastics in water bodies and stressed on the need to find solutions to the crisis, notes Green Matters.